How Alexis Arguello Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Alexis Arguello reached the not so modest age of 57 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous boxer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

As ‘The Explosive Thin Man’ he held featherweight, junior lightweight, and lightweight titles from 1974 to 1982.

He lost his debut match on a TKO, then reeled off 36 straight wins, but lost the title match.

He had classic fights with Aaron Pryor, and thrilling matches against boxing greats like Ray Mancini, Bobby Chacon and Ruben Olivares.

How did Alexis Arguello die?

Alexis Arguello's death was caused by Suicide.

Arg├╝ello died on July 1, 2009, after apparently shooting himself through the heart in Managua. The national police confirmed the death shortly afterwards, and the death was ruled a suicide following the autopsy.

Information about the death of Alexis Arguello
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death57 years
BirthdayApril 19, 1952
Death dateJuly 1, 2009
Place of deathManagua, Nicaragua
Place of burialN/A


"I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I'm a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked."

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"See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it."

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"I have no regrets because I did everything by the book."

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"If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well."

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"I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20 fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me in 6 rounds after I punched myself out."

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